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Since Carleigh both designed and prototyped fashions, it's hard to know if these fashions are her designs or the designs of other in-house designers and freelance artist.
The ebay seller that had these dolls/fashion prototypes had them in a lot with several other dressed doll, and said they came from a storage unit that was delinquent and the contents were put into a public auction. I know these came from Carleigh because they came with her Hasbro benefits package information and the previous ebay seller had sent me pictures with these exact dolls.
Jem dress, and jumpsuit. Seems like the dress could
be for the On Stage Fashion collection.
Picture does not do this dress justice
… looks bad because there are no closures and
it’s over the jumpsuit.
The Design Director of Girls' Soft did
not recognize the purple dress as a Jem prototype. She
thought Carleigh may have designed it after leaving
Hasbro. So the jury is still out on if it is a Jem prototype
or not, but the fact that this Rio fashion is so similar
to a produced Rio Fashion and they were together makes
me have believe that this is still some type of Jem
Rio fashion, but seems very similar to, if not, Rio’s
Fashion “Time Is Running Out™” Similar
style and pattern for the shorts, and the top is a similar
color to the net top of the produced fashion. I believe Carleigh may have been responsible for prototyping the fashion.
the tank top, but the color of this top and the produced
top makes me wonder if that white top in the prototype
fashion picture from the card and doll posters is an error.
Similar to the veclro closer issue on the pictured prototype
of “Midnight Magic™ which Carleigh point out.
Update ... Sneak Peek!
Over the summer of 2015 there were three
auctions with Carleigh Hoff Polaroids that had not surfaced
on eBay previously. The seller said they got them from
a yard sale, after a previous eBay seller got Carleigh’s
stuff above from a storage unit … after the original
eBay seller got them in Carleigh’s estate/foreclosure
sale. This new seller finally auction the last of her
stuff the Monday before Christmas – included was
a punch of prototype fashions pieces (produced and unproduced),
1 last Polaroid, a bunch of correspondence between Carleigh
and Hasbro, another Hasbro Bradley Herald and around
ten sketchbooks of Carleigh’s drawings and notes.
These patters were included in Carleigh's estate. One of these days I will have to use them and recreate this fashion. These patterns are not to scale and do not have larger thumbnails because I do not what the fashion to be create and sold on the Internet.
I did take a few poor quality pictures with my iPhone of items that really stood out, when I first recieved my package -- these two dress (the second being a poorly sown version of the dress at the top of the page,) and the page out of sketchbook because they seem to be the page just before the pages Carleigh sent me so many years ago.
Must better pictures of all the fashion pieces will be coming along with may pages of Carleigh's sketches out th 10 sketchbooks I have. Majority of the sketchers are not Jem, but really relate to the Mardi Gras Fashions.
Sadly the site has been taken down -- also check out Carleigh's
later work at her web site greenspiritstudio.com, Carleigh's daughter helped
her with the website, and is continuing to keep it up
in memory of her mother. Carleigh was a true artistic